17 Indians sentenced to death for murder in UAE

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Sharjah (UAE), Mar 29(ANI): Seventeen Indian nationals have been sentenced to death by a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court for killing a Pakistani man over an illegal alcohol business dispute in Sharjah in January 2009.

According to reports, about 50 people were involved in the fatal attack in which the Pakistani man was beaten to death with metal bars, but those sentenced to death were found to have been the leaders.

Three other Pakistani nationals were injured in the attack, but they survived. his is the highest number of death sentences handed down at one time in the UAE, according to the BBC.

Death sentences are usually commuted to life in prison in Sharjah. (ANI)

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